Khojaly Massacre: 20 Years On

Khojaly Massacre: 20 Years On
by Savalan

Feb. 26, 1992 is one of the most traumatic dates for Azerbaijanis, as this date is a reminder for the South Caucasus’ Muslim nation of one of the most tragic chapters in its history. In the early hours of Feb. 26, 1992, Armenian Armed Forces, directed by current Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan, along with Russia’s 366th armored battalion, literally wiped Khojaly, a town in Nagorno-Karabakh, off the map.

At least 613 completely unarmed and defenseless people -- the majority of who were children, women, elderly, sick and disabled -- were killed in cold blood. Thousands were left disabled and hundreds are still missing. The Nagorno-Karabakh war took place over a predominantly ethnic-Armenian enclave located inside Azerbaijan and started in 1988, ending with a fragile Russian-brokered truce in 1994. The war left 30,000 dead and nearly a million displaced. Since then, talks to resolve one of the most worrisome “frozen conflicts” in the former Soviet Union have dragged on, with the enclave controlled by Armenian and separatist forces.


Khojaly Massacre: 20 Years On from Radio.Azerbaijan on Vimeo.


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Siamak Asadian

Thank you dear Savalan, for once again uniting all ICers around

by Siamak Asadian on


There must be a 'magic' in you commentary that unites everyone here from all different faction AGAINST YOUR POLITICS. Cheers

P.S. What about justice for the historical Genocide Against Armenians? Of course, as we all know you and your ultra-nationalists are historically, geographically, anthropoligically,... deaf, blind, and mute on that one.

A as Abbas

this blog is a copy-and-paste news item

by A as Abbas on


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Rejoin the motherland

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

  Right!     Yes I agree people of Azarbayjan should have that choice. It is the best way to guarantee their future prosperity.
  • People residing in "Republic of Azarbayjan" should be allowed Iranian citizenship on reqest. Just as long as they did not move there yesterday.
  • Variousparts of forcibly broken off "Republic of Azarbayjan" should be given the right to choose. A great start would be Nakhchivan.


'Of' surprises

by Simorgh5555 on

Holy Pendar's Balls!......If you have ever written a sensible comment then this one was it! .......There is still some 'Iranian' in you after all......


Thanks Savalan

by پندارنیک on

In my opinion the best remedy for the Azeris comes from the bitter lessons in history.........the people of what we know as the republic of Azerbaijan should be given their right to exercise their legal demand for rejoining their original motherland: Iran.